The newest member of my silent movie book library:
I’m not a fan of actor Robert Wagner, but his book I Loved Her in the Movies: Memories of Hollywood’s Legendary Actresses (written with Scott Eyman) is fun and entertaining. It’s good lazy day reading.
The 100 Years Show (2015) is a charming, sweet, and inspiring documentary short about Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera. Her work is extraordinary.
Just as intriguing?
Her life story and glacial climb to prominence in the art world. (She turned 99 during filming of the documentary.) Oh, and a work ethic that puts us all to shame.
The 100 Years Show (2015):
- Directed by: Alison Klayman
- Starring: Carmen Herrera
- Runtime: 30 minutes
- Release Date: January 2017
The film is currently streaming on Netflix (USA).
Upton Sinclair was born on 20 September 1878. Let’s celebrate his birthday by enjoying this poster from the 1914 film adaptation of his great novel, The Jungle:
Another day, another legendary classic film at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus, courtesy of the long-running CAPA Summer Movie Series.
There’s nothing quite like watching a silent film in an ornate, old picture-palace, with accompaniment by the world’s best organist playing on the theatre’s original instrument.
You won’t find better silent film audiences anywhere.
The CAPA Summer Movie Series is the longest-running classic film series in the United States and, as far as the powers-that-be know, the world.
We’re blessed to have such an incredible, on-going cultural experience here.
Some more fantastic choices! My posts about Dean Jagger are included in this round-up.
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Here are today’s fab entries!
Scare Me on Fridays reveals the Data (Brent Spiner) we never knew on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-94).
The Flapper Dame discovers three of the most desirable screen detectives: Nick Charles, Mark McPherson and Jack Robinson.
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